At more than 3,460 meters high is the archaeological center of Perolniyoq, in the district of Ollantaytambo (Urubamba – Cusco). For centuries, Perolniyoq was covered by vegetation; nevertheless, the little care threatened that this architectural and archaeological jewel disappeared completely.
It sits on the Soqma the Perolniyoc waterfall, which has a drop of 45 meters of pure, crystal clear water. In this place were built two-storey houses, Qolqas that served as warehouses, lodging rooms called kallankas and a ceremonial enclosure.
Departure & Return Location:
Pick up from your hotel (7:00am – 7:30am).
At 7:00 a.m. we will come to pick you up from your hotel in Cusco, we will drive through the new route Cusco – Huarocondo – Ollantaytambo, in order to get much easier to the Perolniyoc waterfall, with wonderful views (1: 30min).
We will arrive to the starting point of our hike where we will have a brief explanation of our tour guide regarding the place, we will walk recognizing how people still practice agro-industry in these excellent places, you can also observe the incredible variety of vegetation species, for example, Sauco, Queuña, Chachacoma etc., after approximately 30 minutes we will arrive at the base of the Perolniyoc waterfall.
After enjoying this impressive waterfall, we will have the second place to visit, which is the archaeological site of Raqaypata located at the top of the waterfall. Here we will find houses, colcas (warehouses), kallankas (rooms of massive lodging) and ritual ceremony environment where there is a huaca. we will have an explanation of our guide.
Then we will return by the same route, to enjoy our delicious lunch Box Lunch with drinks included that our guide will provide you.
Subsequently, we will drive to the archaeological center of Ñaupa Iglesia.
Ñaupa Iglesia (Old Church) was a very special huaca, because in addition to being a place of worship to the mallquis (mummies) of their ancestors (as shown by the large niche or the stone wall niche), it had to be the site of great announcements of associated astronomical events to the fulfillment of rituals in specific dates of the agricultural calendar, the alignments demonstrate it.
After having a good time in Ñaupa Church, finally, we will return to Cusco through the Sacred Valley to have a different view of the mountains and the Vilcanota river.
We will arrive in Cusco around 4pm and drop you off in your hotel.
We also offer a special service only for you or your group, you have the power to choose the size of your group and the date of departure, we will never add other people since it will be organized only for you.
All of our private services include additional items such as:
We offer 3 kinds of service each with different price ranges, remember that you can book in any of these services according to your convenience, we only need to be a minimum of 02 people to organize your trip on the date that suits you, and that all our services are 100 % guaranteed.
We are a direct TOUR OPERATOR that never passes clients to other agencies as most other agencies do here in Cusco to save operating costs and with a poor quality.
We will make the trip even if there are only 02 people in your group.